Carpenter ants, in some parts of the country, can do more damage than termites. Unlike termites, they don't actually eat wood, but instead make their colonies inside it. If you've ever seen an ant farm, you'll know how complex their series of tunnels can be. Now imagine that happening inside the wood of your home! Since carpenter ants live inside the wood, signs of their presence can be difficult to spot. It's a good idea to have a professional pest control service examine your property to see if you have a carpenter ant problem. Of course, the best way to deal with carpenter ants is not to get them in the first place. Your pest control service will be able to recommend a treatment program around your home that will prevent them from ever getting in.
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